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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: A Short Poem by Yours Truly
Post: A Short Poem by Yours Truly

I love it!
GreenLamp Original Artwork/Writing 1 2,160 05-08-2013, 08:27 AM
  Thread: Bye
Post: Bye

^ Lol, I will try that, thanks :P
GreenLamp School Talk 4 1,652 01-29-2013, 07:21 AM
  Thread: Bye
Post: Bye

(01-29-2013 01:34 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  :hug: Good to hear things are going better for you. Sad to hear that your dad is freaking out though... pop in sometime and let us know how you're doing...
GreenLamp School Talk 4 1,652 01-29-2013, 01:39 AM
  Thread: Not telling kids about 'adult' things
Post: Not telling kids about 'adult' things

I figured out sex in 2nd grade. Took away the magic of thinking babies came from stores ;_;
GreenLamp Philosophy, Politics & History 9 3,539 01-29-2013, 12:28 AM
  Thread: Bye
Post: Bye

I have to go. I wasn't a very big or important member of this site but I want to let you guys know that I won't be around much or very often anymore. Occasionally, maybe I will stop by again. I told ...
GreenLamp School Talk 4 1,652 01-29-2013, 12:20 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

yay for plots they give meaning to every meaningless thing in life my armor has a weakness several weaknesses i guess i didnt think about them when i made it no matter, no one will discover them Isn...
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 01-07-2013, 12:11 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

my body armor is made of several layers of hardened glue. it cannot detach from my body, but it is impenetrable
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 01-06-2013, 10:41 AM
  Thread: Why would anybody care about having a nice car?
Post: Why would anybody care about having a nice car?

I am the same way, I could really care less about having a fancy car in the future as long as it functions.
GreenLamp General Talk 24 10,113 01-06-2013, 10:38 AM
  Thread: A Suggestion for All
Post: A Suggestion for All

School puts strict limits on my intellectual and physical freedom It insists it knows how to manage my education better then I do It is a one-size-fits-all program Children like to learn, school denie...
GreenLamp School Talk 23 5,450 01-05-2013, 11:57 AM
  Thread: It's 2013. The Time Has Come.
Post: It's 2013. The Time Has Come.

(01-03-2013 03:37 PM)Phyrophobia Wrote:  You're all experiencing extremely misplaced juvenile rebellion and misguided distrust of adults (the wrong ones at that). Please do not judge without kn...
GreenLamp School Talk 17 8,005 01-04-2013, 10:11 AM
  Thread: It's 2013. The Time Has Come.
Post: It's 2013. The Time Has Come.

I am not trying to aggressively challenge pro-schoolers. I want to bring up a few points in a rather lengthy passage. It would be awesome if they could tell me why I might be wrong, or what they think...
GreenLamp School Talk 17 8,005 01-04-2013, 09:03 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

(01-03-2013 04:33 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:   (01-03-2013 07:29 AM)GreenLamp Wrote:  bear hugs are lethal but not if they are given by Bear Grylls (Bear Grylls...Bear Hugs...see the connect...
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 01-04-2013, 06:32 AM
  Thread: The best fucking Mac & Cheese ever
Post: The best fucking Mac & Cheese ever

Mac and cheese is my favorite food. But I don't like the Kraft version. The cheese has that artificial dorito taste to it.
GreenLamp Food & Cooking 20 13,945 01-03-2013, 08:04 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

bear hugs are lethal
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 01-03-2013, 07:29 AM
  Thread: Screaming in my sleep
Post: Screaming in my sleep

I've never talked in my sleep, but my brother does. Sometimes he says whole sentences.
GreenLamp Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 8 6,312 01-03-2013, 06:51 AM
  Thread: When did you start feeling hatred towards school?
Post: When did you start feeling hatred towards school?

I've hated school since day 1. I only found out my hatred was justified a few months ago.
GreenLamp School Talk 17 9,539 01-03-2013, 06:22 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

^ what's that?
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-24-2012, 05:51 AM
  Thread: Everyone, talk about your break here!
Post: Everyone, talk about your break here!

:'D This is great. You're out of Detroit!!! CONGRATS!!! The food is great, yes? I'm so happy for you!!! But you must be some sort of superhuman to survive all those injuries. Damn! You can get gifts f...
GreenLamp School Talk 37 17,937 12-23-2012, 11:59 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGZ
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-23-2012, 12:49 PM
  Thread: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotions.
Post: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotions.

(12-22-2012 10:22 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  @GreenLamp: I don't think that kind of pain is really an emotion... that's a physical sensation... shouldn't be affected, I think. I've always had pain co...
GreenLamp General Talk 38 18,474 12-23-2012, 12:41 PM
  Thread: I thought just like you when I was young
Post: I thought just like you when I was young

>Parents go to school >Parents hate school >Parents learn basic reading+math skills >Parents come out with job >Parents make money >Parents make family >Parents pressured and heav...
GreenLamp School Talk 11 6,388 12-23-2012, 12:31 PM
  Thread: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotions.
Post: I think I am finally getting rid off my emotions.

What if you wanted your emotions back? Would they be gone forever? Is suppressing them hard or are they gone? If I smashed your foot into a bloody pulp, would the pain be blocked because you have no e...
GreenLamp General Talk 38 18,474 12-22-2012, 09:43 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

D:
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-17-2012, 11:28 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

^ DoA did not post after you unless there is some plan I am not aware of
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-17-2012, 12:04 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

^ Not trying to discourage you, but at my school the teachers said our locations will be tracked through IP address if anyone is cyber-bullying others through e-mail and such. I'm always paranoid, so ...
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-16-2012, 11:22 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

Haha, I waited a few days for your plan to successfully carry out but it never happened. SO NOW I AM WINNING WAOEBVY ALREK,YN4S67NS 4IU5ESD4IE E4SR6UHDRS E6U5
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-16-2012, 09:51 AM
  Thread: HI, I'm new (:
Post: HI, I'm new (:

Hello! :D Art is great.
GreenLamp Welcome! 15 2,903 12-16-2012, 09:50 AM
  Thread: Definitions
Post: Definitions

Distinguish what? GOVERNMENT 4 LIFE!!!!!
GreenLamp School Talk 3 2,150 12-16-2012, 09:49 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

^ That would be awesome!! Tell us how it goes!!! I wish you the best of luck :D Let's hope you change many minds!!
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-16-2012, 09:45 AM
  Thread: How Many Books Do You Read A Week?
Post: How Many Books Do You Read A Week?

I used to love stories, now they're a bit boring. I now read for info and education. I wish I knew about more exciting stories to read, right now I'm on The Hobbit and it's pretty good.
GreenLamp Movies/TV/Videos/Books 48 16,247 12-15-2012, 10:08 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

^ Not at all, they're pretty generic anti-school reasonings. If you are talking about what I wrote in particular, I don't care, you can say you wrote it. :D
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-14-2012, 01:03 PM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

SoulRiser, just wanted to tell you I'm somehow an op so you can fix that. Also I still can't see anyone, three hours ):
GreenLamp Announcements 40 15,415 12-14-2012, 08:56 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: RE: I think they understand

^ This is the very basic outline of topics and main ideas I wrote about, details and support took up most of the essay, way too time consuming to fill in but you get the idea. Students don't like sch...
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-14-2012, 08:49 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

^ That's actually a pretty cool idea, however after I printed it out I destroyed the virtual copy. I would've kept it, but about halfway through last year the scary principal came to the cafeteria dur...
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-14-2012, 07:49 AM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

^ Okay that is weird, I checked the screen every half hour or so, sometimes every ten minutes, and I didn't see anyone. And mibbit leaves a notice when someone logs in/out, too, so maybe something is ...
GreenLamp Announcements 40 15,415 12-14-2012, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

Also, this is kind of random but guts12 hasn't been around in a while and I'm sad ): He was really cool from what I saw
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-13-2012, 12:36 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

But I want to win and people won't let me do that and my desire to win outweighs anothers' desire to post, so like ya
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
  Thread: Antinatalism-Thoughts?
Post: Antinatalism-Thoughts?

^ If a person is unborn, technically there could not be a negative or a positive because they don't exist. But I get what you mean because it is better to have life with pain than no life at all. For ...
GreenLamp Philosophy, Politics & History 10 5,381 12-13-2012, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

D:< I can never win, can I? Stickers are not as great as they seem; I am confused on the subject of laughing; and someone is always posting after me!
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM
  Thread: Antinatalism-Thoughts?
Post: Antinatalism-Thoughts?

I would rather have life with pain than no life at all But how could I decide this if I was unborn?
GreenLamp Philosophy, Politics & History 10 5,381 12-13-2012, 11:35 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

Damn, and I had been winning for quite a few hours too never again will I laugh
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-13-2012, 11:10 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

(12-13-2012 08:56 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Interesting. I guess as long as you mention how school is making it hard for teachers, they're more willing to listen (this is logical). So... everyone can...
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-13-2012, 11:03 AM
  Thread: Fuck the leona group!
Post: Fuck the leona group!

I think there are bigger problems than swiping food. I mean, he joined a sex party with students... o_o
GreenLamp School Talk 14 6,520 12-13-2012, 11:02 AM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

^ That is a good idea, because I have been idling for hours without a single visitor showing up.
GreenLamp Announcements 40 15,415 12-13-2012, 10:59 AM
  Thread: How is the food at your school?
Post: How is the food at your school?

^ Are the schools in Scotland as bad as they are in the US? I'm curious Also, I would've thought more schools would have better lunches. My school's lunch could pass as a subpar restaurant. In fact I...
GreenLamp School Talk 107 57,075 12-13-2012, 08:13 AM
  Thread: I think they understand
Post: I think they understand

Okay, so a little while back I said I wrote an essay to my comm. arts teacher about how ineffective and useless school is. I also said it didn't seem to have accomplished anything. Well, in the essa...
GreenLamp School Talk 25 9,970 12-13-2012, 08:07 AM
  Thread: Scientology ads are popping up on YouTube.
Post: Scientology ads are popping up on YouTube.

^ lol, I never thought babies were very cute, either
GreenLamp Philosophy, Politics & History 29 8,144 12-13-2012, 07:41 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

^ that actually made me laugh out loud. lol
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-13-2012, 07:35 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: Last one to post wins

(12-12-2012 11:15 AM)DoA Wrote:   (12-12-2012 08:48 AM)GreenLamp Wrote:  Don't you dare poke holes in my logic It's easy enough to poke holes in stickers. Why not your logic? Because my log...
GreenLamp Games 9,783 1,115,400 12-12-2012, 09:56 PM
  Thread: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!
Post: SchoolSurvival Chat Function Arrived!

I'll be on in several hours after school :D
GreenLamp Announcements 40 15,415 12-12-2012, 09:51 PM

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